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MERCURY 7

Kansans Can School Redesign Project

In support of Kansas’ vision for education, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.

Kansas school districts were invited to apply to become one of seven districts selected for the redesign project. To be considered for the project, districts had to designate one elementary school and one secondary school to be redesigned around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining a successful Kansas high school graduate, and what Kansans said they want their schools to look like in the future. Each district also had to have support of their local school board, their faculty and their local Kansas National Education Association or other professional organization.

KSDE received 29 applications, and on Aug. 8, 2017, the seven selected districts, each representing one of the Mercury 7 astronauts, were announced.

The seven school districts — 14 schools — will serve as demonstration sites for others in Kansas to study, learn and visit. The new school designs are slated for launch in the 2018-2019 school year.

Meet the Crew

Scott Carpenter
Scott Carpenter - Wellington USD 353

WELLINGTON USD 353

Kennedy Elementary School
Wellington High School

Gordon Cooper
Gordon Cooper - Olathe USD 233

OLATHE USD 233

Westview Elementary School
Santa Fe Trail Middle School

John Glenn
John Glenn - Coffeyville USD 445

COFFEYVILLE USD 445

Community Elementary School
Roosevelt Middle School
Field Kindley High School

Virgil "Gus" Grissom
VIRGIL "GUS" GRISSOM - TWIN VALLEY USD 240

TWIN VALLEY USD 240

Tescott Grade School
Bennington Jr. - Sr. High School

Alan Shepard
ALAN SHEPARD - LIBERAL USD 480

LIBERAL USD 480

Cottonwood Elementary School
MacArthur Elementary School
Meadowlark Elementary School
Prairie View Elementary School
Sunflower Elementary School
Eisenhower Middle School
Seymour Rogers Middle School
Liberal High School

Walt "Wally" Schirra
WALT "WALLY" SHIRRA - MCPHERSON USD 418

MCPHERSON USD 418

Eisenhower Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
McPherson Middle School

Deke Slayton
DEKE SLAYTON - STOCKTON USD 271

STOCKTON USD 271

Stockton Grade School
Stockton High School

School Redesign Documents

  TitleDescription
DownloadFact Sheet: Kansans Can Personalized LearningFact Sheet: Personalized learning places the whole child at the center of instruction. It is informed by strong relationships between educators/ students/ family members/ community relationships to provide equity and choice in time, place, path and demo
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadRedesign Leadership Competencies 
DownloadPlan Year Timeline What to ExpectInfographic timeline for the phases of the project year.
DownloadLaunch Year Project TimelineInfographic timeline.
DownloadAscent Year Timeline Infographic explaining what to expect during the ascent year as a redesign school.
DownloadKansan Can School Redesign Districts InfographicMap of all the participating USDs and a list of all the schools participating in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Talking Points History and talking points of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
DownloadKansas School Redesign Concepts PowerPointPowerPoint
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Booklet - BOOKED for printingThis document is set up to print front to back on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and booked.
DownloadMercury 7 School Redesign ProfilesRedesign profiles of each Mercury 7 team.
DownloadRedesign Announcement PowerPointRedesign Announcement PowerPoint

 

 

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Elementary School
Redesign Specialist

Tammy Mitchell
(785) 296-4623
tmitchell@ksde.org

Secondary School
Redesign Specialist

Jay Scott
(785) 296-6818
jscott@ksde.org

Redesign Coordinator
Sarah Perryman

(785) 296-1074
sperryman@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact
Ann M. Bush
Communications Specialist
785-296-7921
abush@ksde.org 

Cheryl Franklin
Graphic Design Specialist
785-296-4909
cfranklin@ksde.org

Mercury 7 Profiles

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